Thursday brings to Lake George a fascinating free lecture on Matilda Joslyn Gage, abolitionist, suffragist, Native American activist, freethinker, and author, at 7:30 p.m. at Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada St. The talk is by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of Gage Foundation. Refreshments.
Thursday through Sunday, Lake George hosts its annual Family Festival & Craft Fair in Shepard Park, featuring games, rides, live music, plus local and regional crafts. The games and rides run evenings plus all day Saturday and Sunday. The craft fair is Saturday and Sunday during daytime hours.
Saturday evening, Aug. 21, from 4-7 p.m., brings us the annual auction of painted Adirondack chairs to benefit the Christine Nicole Perry Memorial Trust. The party is at Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Road in Bolton. See an accompanying article in this issue to obtain details.
Tuesday, Aug. 24 brings us a "blast from the past" to Bolton Landing with the infectious music of Bobby Dick & the Sundowners, 7 p.m. in Rogers Park, Lake Shore Drive. They were one of the original "boy bands" that toured nationally with headline British groups. The group, which includes original members, presents the chiming guitar chords of the time and tight harmonies that remind us all of the peace and love revolution.
On Wednesday Aug. 25, there's a more sedate offering in Bolton: a lecture: "Aaron Copland and the American Sound," 7 p.m., at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum.
On Saturday Aug. 28, fans of watercraft from bygone days will be intrigued by the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show Rendezvous, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Beach Road in Lake George. Antique, classic and modern boats will be on display.
Also on Aug. 28, there will be a vocal recital of Barber's "Hermit Songs" by Mary Ann McCormick, at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum.